I work in a grocery warehouse where they have several "gas chambers" for doing this. If they don't get it just right, it ruins the bananas. They say the gas is harmless to us. Ya, right.Originally posted by Keegan
They "gas" bananas to ripen them fster, so all the sudden, ploop! They're ripe! Pop 'em in the fridge, the outide will get black, but the inside will be still tasty!
Hell yes. Tomatoes here (Aust.) used to be really nice - soft but firm enough to chop - and tasty and then about 15 years ago (?) they started to produce the artificially ripened ones that are always hard and tasteless. We eat hydro-tomatoes now - Mmmm so tasty and tomatoey.Originally posted by Quizeen
I was skeptical about organics tasting better than "traditional" produce, but I'm convinced now. Organic produce simply tastes better, which makes it worth the extra cost.
Do they really taste good or was this sarcasm?Originally posted by thefragile77
We eat hydro-tomatoes now - Mmmm so tasty and tomatoey.
They were harvested too soon. All banana we eat is harvested when green and it ripens during transport / storage. However, if they are harvested too soon, they don't ever turn yellow (or only very slowly and the "ripe" banana won't be satisfactory). Better produce shops will take back green bananas though personally I never bother.Originally posted by eggplant
Although I agree that organics are generally better, I had a similar thing happen to some organic bananas I purchased recently. They were greenish when I bought them, days went by, probably a week even, and then they turned a sort of greenish brown. I finally opened one and it was very dry, harder than the ordinary banana. It was fairly sweet though, so I used them for smoothies. I thought it was very strange...
Me sarcastic? HeeheeOriginally posted by Oatmeal
Do they really taste good or was this sarcasm?
I'm very interested in hydro growing and just read an interesting article about the largest tomato producer (hydroponic) in New Zealand, Beekist. Good hydro growers should be able to produce very flavorful fruit...